Mackin and Comics Plus Announce Strategic Distribution Partnership

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LibraryPass and Mackin announce an exclusive distribution agreement to provide simultaneous, unlimited, and offline access to thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga for Elementary, Middle, and High School readers through a seamless integration between ComicsPlus and MackinVIA.

AUSTIN, TX:  August,  13, 2020LibraryPass, Inc. and Mackin have announced a new distribution agreement in which Mackin will serve as the exclusive distributor of LibraryPass’ ComicsPlus to the primary and secondary school markets in the United States. With ComicsPlus, students can read more than 20,000 digital comics, graphic novels, and manga via their library—24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with unlimited, simultaneous checkout, for online and offline reading.

“Mackin is the perfect partner to help LibraryPass deliver ComicsPlus to the school markets,” said Ian Singer, CEO of LibraryPass. “Mackin has a tremendous brand in the PK -12 school marketplace, with a stellar reputation among its broad customer-base, and a best-in-class digital platform in MackinVIA. By offering a seamless integration pathway to ComicsPlus through the free MackinVIA platform, accessing our highly engaging, entertaining and educational immersive content will be made even easier for librarians and students.”

“Mackin has continued to support the high interest of graphic novels and digital comics in the classroom because of its rich value to students,” states Randal Heise, co-owner of Mackin Educational Resources. “Partnering with LibraryPass adds a robust catalog of manga and graphic novel titles to MackinVIA, and affords ComicsPlus the industry’s best, free platform to house their titles in.”

MackinVIA is a multiple-award-winning, free digital content management system that provides access to a school or library’s eBooks, audiobooks, databases, read-alongs, and videos. MackinVIA was named as one of Tech & Learning magazine’s Prestigious Education Technology products for 2015, Best In Show at ISTE 2015, 2016 and 2017, and was a recipient of Modern Library Awards Platinum Award in 2017, 2018, and 2020, along with a distinguished designation as 2019 Product of the Year.

For more information about LibraryPass and ComicsPlus, follow us on LinkedIn or contact us at info@librarypass.com, or sign up for a FREE demo at comicsplusapp.com/about. For additional information about Mackin and MackinVIA, visit Mackin.com or contact mackin@mackin.com.

About Mackin | mackin.com

For over 35 years, Mackin has provided library and classroom materials for grades PK-12. Known the world over for exemplary service and a stringent attention to detail, Mackin has access to over 18,000 publishers and a collection of nearly 3 million printed titles. MackinVIA, the free, award-winning digital content management system, has been instrumental for tens of thousands of schools, and over 9 million students worldwide. To date, the digital catalog boasts close to 3 million PK-12 age-appropriate titles in eBook, audiobook, read-alongs, video, and database formats.

About LibraryPass | librarypass.com

LibraryPass curates high-interest, immersive digital content that helps K-12, Public, and Academic libraries expand their reach and engagement—without breaking their materials budget. We help comics, graphic novel, and manga publishers reach new readers through school and public libraries that recognize the power of visual storytelling.


Mackin Media Contact
Troy Mikell
Director of Marketing and Communications
800-245-9540
troy.mikell@mackin.com

LibraryPass Media Contact
Ian Singer
CEO, LibraryPass
917-886-0718 | mobile
ian.singer@librarypass.com